The Nine Kingdoms: A History
The Excavation (The Cold Desert)
South of the Black City lies a large site of an excavation, dotted with large rock formations that form vaulted caverns and narrow corridors, a steady stream of workers is usually seen trudging between the site and the City.
The Excavation has been a source of numenera devices for the City for some time, rumours have come about telling of some great numenera device which has never been seen or heard of before that has come to the attention of the Protector.
Although not a duty that many of the City’s citizens enjoy, it has until recently been relatively dull. Something has woken and agitated the native sandworms, causing them to attack (and often, eat) those digging away in the rocks.